Curiosity update: Touch-and-go!

FRB_611176225EDR_F0751450FHAZ00302M_-br2Sol 2408, May 15, 2019, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Now that we’re back on the road following our drill campaign at Kilmarie, Curiosity is planning a quick “touch-and-go” activity today to characterize the local bedrock. Yesterday afternoon, Curiosity drove a short 3 meters to the north towards a large ripple field named “Rigg,” which is where the “go” portion of today’s “touch-and-go” will take her this afternoon. Before then, however, Curiosity will extend her arm and analyze a patch of bedrock with the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) and then zap some more bedrock off to the starboard side of the rover using the ChemCam Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometer… [More at link]

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